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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052008/targeting-p-glycoprotein-function-p53-and-energy-metabolism-combination-of-metformin-and-2-deoxyglucose-reverses-the-multidrug-resistance-of-mcf-7-dox-cells-to-doxorubicin
#1
Chaojun Xue, Changyuan Wang, Yaoting Sun, Qiang Meng, Zhihao Liu, Xiaokui Huo, Pengyuan Sun, Huijun Sun, Xiaodong Ma, Xiaochi Ma, Jinyong Peng, Kexin Liu
Multidrug resistance(MDR) is a major obstacle to efficiency of breast cancer chemotherapy. We investigated whether combination of metformin and 2-deoxyglucose reverses MDR of MCF-7/Dox cells and tried to elucidate the possible mechanisms. The combination of metformin and 2-deoxyglucose selectively enhanced cytotoxicity of doxorubicin against MCF-7/Dox cells. Combination of the two drugs resumed p53 function via inhibiting overexpression of murine doubleminute 2(MDM2) and murine doubleminute 4(MDM4) leading to G2/M arrest and apoptosis in MCF-7/Dox cells...
December 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030813/stattic-and-metformin-inhibit-brain-tumor-initiating-cells-by-reducing-stat3-phosphorylation
#2
Verena Leidgens, Judith Proske, Lisa Rauer, Sylvia Moeckel, Kathrin Renner, Ulrich Bogdahn, Markus J Riemenschneider, Martin Proescholdt, Arabel Vollmann-Zwerenz, Peter Hau, Corinna Seliger
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and malignant type of primary brain tumor and associated with a devastating prognosis. Signal transducer and activator of transcription number 3 (STAT3) is an important pathogenic factor in GBM and can be specifically inhibited with Stattic. Metformin inhibits GBM cell proliferation and migration. Evidence from other tumor models suggests that metformin inhibits STAT3, but there is no specific data on brain tumor initiating cells (BTICs).We explored proliferation and migration of 7 BTICs and their differentiated counterparts (TCs) after treatment with Stattic, metformin or the combination thereof...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988363/in-vitro-antiglioma-action-of-indomethacin-is-mediated-via-amp-activated-protein-kinase-mtor-complex-1-signalling-pathway
#3
Aleksandar Pantovic, Mihajlo Bosnjak, Katarina Arsikin, Milica Kosic, Milos Mandic, Biljana Ristic, Jelena Tosic, Danica Grujicic, Aleksandra Isakovic, Nikola Micic, Vladimir Trajkovic, Ljubica Harhaji-Trajkovic
We investigated the role of the intracellular energy-sensing AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in the in vitro antiglioma effect of the cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitor indomethacin. Indomethacin was more potent than COX inhibitors diclofenac, naproxen, and ketoprofen in reducing the viability of U251 human glioma cells. Antiglioma effect of the drug was associated with p21 increase and G2M cell cycle arrest, as well as with oxidative stress, mitochondrial depolarization, caspase activation, and the induction of apoptosis...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981444/hyperglycaemia-induced-by-novel-anticancer-agents-an-undesirable-complication-or-a-potential-therapeutic-opportunity
#4
REVIEW
Rashmi R Shah
Signalling pathways involving protein kinase, insulin-like growth factor 1, insulin receptors and the phosphoinositide 3 kinase/protein kinase B/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/AKT/mTOR) system are critical in promoting oncogenesis. The use of anticancer agents that inhibit these pathways frequently results in hyperglycaemia, an on-target effect of these drugs. Hyperglycaemia induced by these agents denotes optimal inhibition of the desired pharmacological target. As hyperglycaemia can be treated successfully and effectively with metformin, managing this complication by reducing the dose of or discontinuing the anticancer drug may be counterproductive, especially if it is otherwise effective and clinically tolerated...
December 15, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959383/combination-of-metformin-and-sorafenib-suppresses-proliferation-and-induces-autophagy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-targeting-the-mtor-pathway
#5
Sunbin Ling, Lei Song, Ning Fan, Tingting Feng, Lu Liu, Xu Yang, Mingjie Wang, Yanling Li, Yu Tian, Feng Zhao, Ying Liu, Qihong Huang, Zhaoyuan Hou, Fei Xu, Lei Shi, Yan Li
The multi‑kinase inhibitor sorafenib is the only drug for which randomized control trials have shown improved patient survival in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, life expectancy is extended in these cases by only a few months. The anti‑type II diabetes agent metformin was used in this study in an effort to find a more efficient approach to HCC treatment. Sorafenib effectively reversed the activation status of mTORC2 induced by metformin and enhanced the suppression of the mTORC1 and MAPK pathway by metformin in HCC cells, which may be responsible for reduced proliferation upon combined treatment...
January 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931017/lean-body-weight-and-metformin-are-insufficient-to-prevent-endometrial-hyperplasia-in-mice-harboring-inactivating-mutations-in-pten
#6
David A Iglesias, Qian Zhang, Joseph Celestino, Charlotte C Sun, Melinda S Yates, Rosemarie E Schmandt, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is a major risk factor for endometrial cancer. We evaluated whether obesity exacerbates progression of endometrial hyperplasia (EH) using the PRCre/+ PTENflox/+ mouse model and examined if the type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, could prevent EH. METHODS: Twenty obese (PRCre/+ PTENflox/+) mice were maintained on a high-fat diet, while 20 lean mice ate a matching low-fat diet. Ten mice from each group received metformin (1,000 mg/day) in drinking water...
December 9, 2016: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920093/metformin-reduces-glycometabolism-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Chen-Tian Shen, Wei-Jun Wei, Zhong-Ling Qiu, Hong-Jun Song, Xin-Yun Zhang, Zhen-Kui Sun, Quan-Yong Luo
More aggressive thyroid cancer cells show a higher activity of glycometabolism. Targeting cancer cell metabolism has emerged as a novel approach to prevent or treat malignant tumors. Glucose metabolism regulation effect of metformin in papillary thyroid cancer was investigated in the current study. Human papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) cell lines BCPAP and KTC1 were used. Cell viability was detected by CCK8 assay. Glucose uptake and relative gene expression were measured in metformin (0-10 mM for 48 h)-treated cells by (18)F-FDG uptake assay and western blotting analysis, respectively...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919208/is-metformin-a-therapeutic-paradigm-for-colorectal-cancer-insight-into-the-molecular-pathway
#8
Zar Chii Thent, Nurul Hannim Zaidun, Fairuz Azmi, Mu Izuddin Senin, Haszianaliza Haslan, Ahmad Ruzain Salehuddin
Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains one of the major leading causes of cancer related morbidity and mortality. Apart from the conventional anti-neoplastic agents, metformin, a biguanide anti-diabetic agent, has recently found to have anti-cancer property. Several studies observed the effect of metformin towards its anti-cancer effect on colon or colorectal cancer in diabetic patients. However, only a few studies showed its effect on colorectal cancer in relation to the non-diabetic status. The present review aimed to highlight the insight into the molecular pathway of metformin towards colorectal cancer in the absence of diabetes mellitus...
December 5, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916907/metformin-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-pkm2-relative-mtor-p70s6k-signaling-pathway-in-cervical-carcinoma-cells
#9
Keyan Cheng, Min Hao
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a prominent role in tumorigenesis. Metformin exerts antitumorigenic effects in various cancers. This study investigated the mechanisms of metformin in TGF-β1-induced Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cervical carcinoma cells. METHODS: cells were cultured with 10 ng/mL TGF-β1 to induce EMT and treated with or without metformin. Cell viability was evaluated by CCK-8 (Cell Counting Kit 8, CCK-8) assay; apoptosis were analyzed by flow cytometry; cell migration was evaluated by wound-healing assay...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857021/effects-and-mechanisms-of-metformin-on-the-proliferation-of-esophageal-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#10
Jian-Cai Tang, Rui An, Yi-Qing Jiang, Jian Yang
Purpose: To observe the effects of metformin on human esophageal cancer cell, and to investigate its possible mechanisms. Materials and Methods: Cell viability was detected by using a cell counting kit-8(CCK-8), while cell cycle and apoptosis were assessed by flow cytometry and western blot was used to measure the expression of the related proteins. RNAi was used to knockout pyruvate kinase muscle isozyme 2 (PKM2). An Eca109 tumor model was established to evaluate the antitumor effect in vivo...
November 11, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856330/metformin-suppresses-adipogenesis-through-both-amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-dependent-and-ampk-independent-mechanisms
#11
Suet Ching Chen, Rebecca Brooks, Jessica Houskeeper, Shaun K Bremner, Julia Dunlop, Benoit Viollet, Pamela J Logan, Ian P Salt, S Faisal Ahmed, Stephen J Yarwood
People with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have reduced bone mineral density and an increased risk of fractures due to altered mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation in the bone marrow. This leads to a shift in the balance of differentiation away from bone formation (osteogenesis) in favour of fat cell development (adipogenesis). The commonly used anti-diabetic drug, metformin, activates the osteogenic transcription factor Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), which may suppress adipogenesis, leading to improved bone health...
January 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856287/the-inhibition-of-spinal-synaptic-plasticity-mediated-by-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-alleviates-the-acute-pain-induced-by-oxaliplatin
#12
Yun-Zhi Ling, Zhen-Yu Li, Han-Dong Ou-Yang, Chao Ma, Shao-Ling Wu, Jia-You Wei, Huan-Huan Ding, Xiao-Long Zhang, Meng Liu, Cui-Cui Liu, Zhen-Zhen Huang, Wen-Jun Xin
Our recent findings demonstrated that oxaliplatin entering CNS may directly induce spinal central sensitization, and contribute to the rapid development of CNS-related side effects including acute pain during chemotherapy. However, the mechanism is largely unclear. In the current study, we found that the amplitude of C-fiber-evoked field potentials was significantly increased and the expression of phosphorylated mammalian AMP-activated protein kinase α (AMPKα) was markedly decreased following high frequency stimulation (HFS) or single intraperitoneal injection of oxaliplatin (4mg/kg)...
February 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814614/metformin-suppresses-crc-growth-by-inducing-apoptosis-via-adora1
#13
Bin Lan, Jian Zhang, Peng Zhang, Weihong Zhang, Shugang Yang, Dong Lu, Wenqin Li, Qinbao Dai
Accumulating evidence suggests that the anti-diabetic drug, metformin, exerts anti-proliferative effects in many types of cancers. However, the function and mechanisms of metformin in human colorectal cancer (CRC) remain unknown. Here, we show that metformin induces growth inhibition and apoptosis through activating AMPK-mTOR pathway in human colorectal cancer cells. Notably, metformin treatment significantly up-regulated adenosine A1 receptor (ADORA1) expression in human colorectal cancer cells, while suppression of ADORA1 activity by its specific inhibitor rescued the growth inhibition induced by metformin...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812983/ampk-as-a-pro-longevity-target
#14
Kristopher Burkewitz, Heather J M Weir, William B Mair
Chronic, age-associated diseases are already among the leading causes of morbidity and death in the world, a problem exacerbated by the rapidly rising proportion of elderly in the global population. This emergent epidemic represents the next great challenge for biomedical science and public health. Fortunately, decades of studies into the biology of aging have provided a head start by revealing an evolutionarily conserved network of genes that controls the rate and quality of the aging process itself and which can thereby be targeted for protection against age-onset disease...
2016: EXS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803295/strong-antineoplastic-effects-of-metformin-in-preclinical-models-of-liver-carcinogenesis
#15
François Cauchy, Mouniya Mebarki, Benjamin Leporq, Samira Laouirem, Miguel Albuquerque, Simon Lambert, Pierre Bourgoin, Olivier Soubrane, Bernard E Van Beers, Sandrine Faivre, Pierre Bedossa, Valérie Paradis
Studies suggest that metformin, widely used for treating Type 2 diabetes, possesses innate antineoplastic properties. For metabolic syndrome patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), metformin may provide antitumoral effects. We evaluated the impact of metformin on tumour growth and visceral fat composition using relevant preclinical models of metabolic syndrome. Studies were performed in three hepatoma cell lines, in HepG2 xenograft mice fed with standard chow (SC) diet, 60% high-fat diet (HFD) or 30% fructose diet (FR), and an ex vivo model of human cultured HCC slices...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802188/metformin-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-human-liver-cancer-cells-to-%C3%AE-rays-and-carbon-ion-beams
#16
Eun Ho Kim, Mi-Sook Kim, Yoshiya Furusawa, Akiko Uzawa, Soorim Han, Won-Gyun Jung, Sei Sai
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of metformin on the responses of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells to γ-rays (low-linear energy transfer (LET) radiation) and carbon-ion beams (high-LET radiation). HCC cells were pretreated with metformin and exposed to a single dose of γ-rays or carbon ion beams. Metformin treatment increased radiation-induced clonogenic cell death, DNA damage, and apoptosis. Carbon ion beams combined with metformin were more effective than carbon ion beams or γ-rays alone at inducing subG1 and decreasing G2/M arrest, reducing the expression of vimentin, enhancing phospho-AMPK expression, and suppressing phospho-mTOR and phospho-Akt...
October 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796611/synergy-of-2-deoxy-d-glucose-combined-with-berberine-in-inducing-the-lysosome-autophagy-and-transglutaminase-activation-facilitated-apoptosis
#17
H Dorota Halicka, Jorge Garcia, Jiangwei Li, Hong Zhao, Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz
Utilizing a variety of flow cytometric methods evidence was obtained indicating that a combination of the glucose analog 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-dG) and the plant alkaloid berberine (BRB) produces synergistic effect in the induction of apoptosis in human lymphoblastoid TK6 cells. The synergistic effect is seen at concentrations of the drugs at which each of them alone shows no cytotoxicity at all. The data suggest that the combination of these drugs, which are known in terms of their overall toxicity, side effects and pharmacokinetics may be considered for further studies as chemopreventive and cancer treatment modalities...
October 28, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753529/cyclin-g2-promotes-cell-cycle-arrest-in-breast-cancer-cells-responding-to-fulvestrant-and-metformin-and-correlates-with-patient-survival
#18
Maike Zimmermann, Aruni P S Arachchige-Don, Michaela S Donaldson, Tommaso Patriarchi, Mary C Horne
Definition of cell cycle control proteins that modify tumor cell resistance to estrogen (E2) signaling antagonists could inform clinical choice for estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer (BC) therapy. Cyclin G2 (CycG2) is upregulated during cell cycle arrest responses to cellular stresses and growth inhibitory signals and its gene, CCNG2, is directly repressed by E2-bound ER complexes. Our previous studies showed that blockade of HER2, PI3K and mTOR signaling upregulates CycG2 expression in HER2+ BC cells, and that CycG2 overexpression induces cell cycle arrest...
December 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748082/metformin-induces-degradation-of-mtor-protein-in-breast-cancer-cells
#19
Mohamed Alalem, Alpana Ray, Bimal K Ray
Activation of mTOR is implicated in the development and progression of breast cancer. mTOR inhibition exhibited promising antitumor effects in breast cancer; however, its effect is compromised by several feedback mechanisms. One of such mechanisms is the upregulation of mTOR pathway in breast cancer cells. Despite the established role of mTOR activation in breast cancer, the status of total mTOR protein and its impact on the tumor behavior and response to treatment are poorly understood. Besides, the mechanisms underlying mTOR protein degradation in normal and cancer breast cells are still largely unknown...
November 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745917/prospective-evaluation-of-the-molecular-effects-of-metformin-on-the-endometrium-in-women-with-newly-diagnosed-endometrial-cancer-a-window-of-opportunity-study
#20
Pamela T Soliman, Qian Zhang, Russell R Broaddus, Shannon N Westin, David Iglesias, Mark F Munsell, Rosemarie Schmandt, Melinda Yates, Lois Ramondetta, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVE: Metformin reduces cancer incidence and improves overall survival in diabetic patients. In preclinical studies, metformin decreases endometrial cancer (EC) cell growth by activation of AMPK/mTOR inhibition. We sought to determine the effects of metformin on serum/tumor biomarkers in women with EC. METHODS: In this prospective trial, newly diagnosed EC patients underwent pre-treatment blood draw/endometrial biopsy, were administered oral metformin 850mg daily for ≥7days, and underwent post-treatment blood draw/definitive surgery...
December 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
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